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Thursday 24 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a NZD $1.6 million Tonga Pharmaceutical Facility at Veitongo is on target to be completed by March 2023.
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Wednesday 23 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Efforts made by schools to promote healthy living were recognised with the presentation of awards today. The 'Apiako Ma'a Lahi 2022 accreditations recognised primary, middle schools, and high schools who have established vegetable gardens and healthy eating programs.
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Tuesday 22 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, Christine Clarke CSC is making her first visit Tonga this week, after taking up the position in January. She will meet a range of stakeholders in the public and private sector to discuss shared priorities for progressing gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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Tuesday 22 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s national netball team Tala has taken Tonga Netball to 8th place in the world netball rankings, a historic achievement for the winning team which was previously ranked 9th. The team are expected to visit Tonga on 3-13 December.
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Tuesday 22 November 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
A survey by New Zealand and UK vessels, which was led by New Zealand's National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), has been completed following the eruption in January 2022.  
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Tuesday 22 November 2022

Ha'afeva, Ha'apai
The small island of Ha’afeva in Ha’apai received a shipment of building materials on 21 November, for the construction of four houses as part of a Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai tsunami house construction project.
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Monday 21 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This month marks the 24th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Tonga. Over the past 24 years, rapid progress has been made in the friendly relations and cooperation between China and Tonga based on mutual respect, mutual trust and mutual learning. By H.E. Cao Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Tonga.
Monday 21 November 2022

A 29-year-old man, who was found injured by the side of the road at Nualei on Sunday morning, has died. Tonga Police this evening, called for the public to come forward and report any information they may have regarding the matter.
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Monday 21 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australian heavyweight boxing champion, Justis Huni (23) who is of Tongan descent, is visiting Tonga for the first time to support and raise awareness of the sport among youths.
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Monday 21 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were jailed for possession of methamphetamine and drug utensil, after they were arrested under a tree in Nukunuku. A third co-accused received suspended sentence.
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Monday 21 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Brown (22) was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment for possession of 222.69 grams of cannabis seized at a home in Fanga.
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Monday 21 November 2022

Sharm El-Sheikh, Eqypt
The Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) highlighted efforts to support the Pacific to access climate innovative solutions. The exhibition saw 400 registrants and 640 virtual exhibition booth visits at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion, in Egypt, held as a side event at the COP27 meetings of the parties on climate change.
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Monday 21 November 2022

Bucharest, Romania
The ‘Ikale Tahi have completed the 2022 Northern Hemisphere tour undefeated, with their win (43-19) against Uruguay in their third and last match of the tour, at the Arcul de Triumf Stadium in Bucharest, Romania, on 19 November.
Monday 21 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific island nations suffered severe depopulation from introduced diseases as a consequence of contact with European vessels, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. Researchers Phillip Parton and Prof. Geoffrey Clark found that Tongatapu had a population decline of between 70 and 86 per cent once Europeans made contact and introduced new pathogens.
Friday 18 November 2022

Bucharest, Romania
The 'Ikale Tahi squad to play Uruguay in their third and last match of the 2022 Northern Hemisphere tour, was announced on 17 November by the Tonga Rugby Union.
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Friday 18 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 167 graduates from the University of the South Pacific Tonga Campus celebrated their graduation at Falemasiva Hall on 18 of November. Samoa’s Head of State, Afioga Uimalealiifano Vaaletoa Eti Sualauvi II, as Chancellor of the University, conferred the degrees.
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Friday 18 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The time for critical action on Climate Change is now, Tonga's Speaker Lord Fakafanua said during an Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting in Egypt, during the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP 27).
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Friday 18 November 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE
King Tupou VI in Abu Dhabi this week, visited the Imperial College London Diabetics Centre, to ascertain the potential of a partnership in addressing Non-Communicable Diseases in particular diabetes and related illnesses. The King shared his hope that his people could one day access such services in Tonga.
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Friday 18 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are carrying out a further investigation into the death of Tu’imala Uinisē Moala (46) in the house fire in Neiafu, on 8 November. Police Commissioner Shane McLennan has asked for the public to refrain from social media comments on the matter.
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Thursday 17 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samoa’s Head of State, Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Eti Sualauvi II visited the University of the South Pacific Tonga campus in Veitongo, on 17 November.
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